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Dry Cracked Feet Fungus
I have dry, itchy, cracked skin, and thickened heels on my feet. I have dark toenails & fungus for over twenty years. How can I get rid of this?
Rash: Might be. You need to go to your doctor or a dermatologist to have your skin evaluated. There are many potential causes of your disorder. ...Read more
I currently have scaly cut and cracked feet. I'm having pain walking on my feet. I have gone to my primary doctor. She said it's not fungus what to do?
Tinea pdeis: See a podiatrist. Try to moisturizer with soaking in warm water with Epsom salts and apply baby oil and heavy lotion like Keri or luberderm. If not better, see podiatrist or dermatologist ...Read more
I have some kind of foot fungus it causes daily pain cracked heels and fissures on the bottom of my feet. What would be prescribed? Nystatin cream?
May not be fungus: There are several causes of dry and cracked heels, including fungus. However, dysfunctional glands in the skin can cause it as well and is in fact a more common cause. There are many prescription creams to help with dry and cracked heels, including antifungal medications if it is caused by fungus. ...Read more
See below: Athletes feet / fungal foot infections if left untreated can last for years. Typically oral antifungal meds such as lamisil, (terbinafine) gris peg, Diflucan for 45 days in combination with topical antifungal creams gels or lotions can kill the fungus fairly effectively. Often a bacterial component is present and a antibiotic pill or cream must be added as well. ...Read more
I have dry cracked heels, & fungus on 2 toenails (may not be fungus, just thick). How should I care for & address both these issues simultaneously?
How long does the athlete's foot fungus live on dry, hard surfaces, like a wooden table or floor? Is it killed by alcohol?
I have athletes foot and also a terrible dry cough with gagging. Could they be related? Can a foot fungus travel to the lungs if left untreated?
Hi, my feet are dry and cracking under. My toenails are yellowish with probably fungus. Which doctor do I consult with? Thanks!
I vote: For foot doctor but a dermatologist is equally qualified and many internists might not mind treating this. ...Read more
14yrs old brown thick fungus under toenail & dry itchy cracks between toes & peely bottom feet- 5yrs. Took pills & creams dermatologist or podiatrist?
Both good options: Both a dermatologist or a podiarist can help with the problem. ...Read more
Do I have a foot fungus? How can I get rid of dead peeling skin on my feet? I have very dry feet, the skin on the bottom of my feet have been peeling for as long as I can remember, I tried using a pumice stone, soaking them, getting a pedicure, but noth
There are several conditions that can cause peeling of the skin on your feet. Any process that triggers rapid renewal of the epidermis on your feet will contribute to thickened, peeling skin; in many cases this problem is merely due to an occupation that demands a lot of walking or standing.
Your doctor can readily diagnose a fungal infection by obtaining a skin scraping and examining it under a microscope. If this doesn't reveal the cause of your peeling, he/she can investigate for other potential causes (circulation problems, dyshidrosis, ichthyosis, autoimmune disorders, etc.).
If you haven't seen your doctor about this issue yet, I recommend you do so. ...Read more
See below: Use a good moisturizing cream and use a pumice stone to scrape down the cracked skin. ...Read more
Bag Balm: Bag Balm is available at most drugstores in the skin care department. It comes in a green tin and is normally used for the udders of dairy cows to keep them soft and smooth. Apply it to your feet daily and wear socks after. It may take several weeks to heal but soon your feet will be soft and smooth. I use it in the winter daily. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Hi I wanted to know what can I use for really dry crack feet? More like my heels cause is very dry and crack. Please help.
Lotion daily.: Skin is mostly water. As it dries, it shrinks and cracks. Use a good cream daily. If that is not adequate, an rx containing urea is very helpful. See your foot specialist if problems persists. ...Read more
Optimize hydration: Make sure you are good about using a good emollient cream/lotion. You make consider using something with lactic acid, urea or alpha hydroxy acids as these chemicals help reduce the excessively thick skin that covers the feet. One nice tip is to place lotion on the feet prior to sleeping and then place cotton socks on to help improve the penetration of the lotion/creams! ...Read more
Lotion: Try a good moisturizing lotion such as Eucerin or Aveeno (oatmeal). Also use moisturizing soap such as Dove, Tone or Caress. Avoid bathing in very hot water as this dries out the skin. If this doesn't help, see your doctor as you may have eczema, which will need treatment with prescription cortisone cream or ointment. Good luck! ...Read more
My 4yr olds feet are dry n cracked he's got open wounds with dry blood at the bottoms any suggestions?
Actually my skin is so sensitive so my feet are badly cracked and become dry and so hardy. How can I do soften mt feet and remove from cracking?
It is very important, especially with the colder weather months ahead, that you care for the skin on your feet. Could be a fungal component too.
The cracks and fissures should be cleansed and sealed. Use skin softening agents and emollients after bathing. Wear socks during slumber with lotion on your feet. Try paraffin bathes. See your podiatrist or dermatologist or endocrinologist.
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Yes: Especially if you leave in dry cool area. Apply lots of moisturizer to heels. ...Read more
Why am I so prone to extremely dry feet and cracked skin.......my dad had this problem and I'm noticing this on my children too, not yet as bad though?
Very painful spot on my foot the skin is dry/cracked at the spot and it looks black underneath the skin what is this?
Suspicious.: Any skin lesion, on the foot or not, that is dry, painful and has a black color is to be considered suspicious. It is a simple matter to have it examined by a professional to begin the process of identification. ...Read more
How can I heal my cracked heels? I am unable to walk now. It begins to heal, then re-cracks & bleeds. My feet get moisturized daily. Get pedicures to prevent dry skin. It’s highly painful.
Acid/ Base.: The skin on the bottom of the feet will crack if the ph (acid/base) has shifted to base. Excessive perspiration will give the skin a bleach smell. Try neutralizing the shift with daily soaks in a vinegar- water mixture. Just two tablespoons of vinegar in enough water to cover your feet. Stop doing anything else. Secondary treatments can slow the shift. Improvement begins in about a week. ...Read more
I have very dry feet that often crack and peel. What steps should I take to fix this condition? Do I need to see a doctor? Can I treat it myself?
Creams will help: Dry, thickened, cracked heel skin and foot skin may or may not have some athlete's foot fungus in it. Some people try Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF cream 2-3 times a day for a couple of weeks, and then switch to a non-medicated cream such as CeraVe, Cetaphil, or Eucerin. If not much improvement, a primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and offer more recommendations. ...Read more
Hello my husband has a issue with his feet being dryed cracked and small blisters that are red and when he pops them clear fluids come out and itchy?
Why are my feet so ugly and dry cracked heels I maintaine my feet all the time and moisturise them with eura cream as soon as I stop soaking it's back?
Flip flops: Wearing flip flops or sandals with open backs is usually the problem. Also walking barefoot on hard surfaces can worsen the issue. Always wear shoes and sandals with closed backs or straps to keep them in place while walking. Using creams such as urea 40% cream and vaseline nightly with cotton socks can help improve the dryness and cracking. See a dermatologist if not improving. ...Read more